Thursday, February 25, 2010

Too Cute for Words

I don't have words adequate to describe how much I love these tiny dresses from Etsy shop all the numbers. Pretty sure that top one is going to haunt me for days and weeks to come.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mantle Style

The top project on my list right now is decorating the mantle. I love the idea of a collection of items grouped together on the mantle. Here are some of my favorites:

I will certainly be using this idea come summer when all my roses are blooming. (The stipulation being that I don't kill them in the meantime).

I really, really love the fresh clean look of assorted clear jars and the colorful blooms.

Vintage bottles look like a work of art when grouped together.

Three amaryllis together look so lovely with the rest of the tone on tone decor.
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I love the eclectic grouping of frames and plates--since it's all in black and white it works together so well.
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We'll see how mine comes together. My goal is to have it done by the end of next week. I feel an inspiration board coming on.

What's on your mantle right now?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Put Some Spring in your Bling

I'm back, and a little delirious, as evidenced by that awesomely cheesy post title. I'm so sorry for running out on you last week. But now I'm back and re-energized, thanks to a really, really great girls weekend in the City with some of the closest friends I've ever had. We haven't seen each other for a year and a half. So as you can imagine there was plenty to catch up on and more laughter than I thought humanly possible.

Despite the rain, it's starting to look like spring is around the corner--thanks to the surprise daffodils blooming in my yard and the gorgeous new spring collections popping up in stores. Here are a few new jewelry items I've been preoccupied with lately. Hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Charlotte's Room: Shopping Guide

Thank you for all the nice things you said about Charlotte's room. I had such a great time putting it together, and I'm looking forward to doing the rest of the house. :) I actually had a lot of questions about where I get everything, etc. so I thought I'd just share all my sources here.

I think that about covers everything that wasn't made by me or my family members. I've got a few more projects lined up for this room, so I'll keep you updated on my progress. But next up: I'm taking on the mantle in the family room. Keeping my fingers crossed that it turns out well.

Have a great weekend. Hope it's filled with lots of love.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Room of Her Own

It's about time I share my sweet Charlotte's room with you. It's featured on Mary Jo's "Room With a View" series today. Hop over to Trust Your Style to see more.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cookie Break

If you recall, one of my New Year's resolutions was to try a new recipe every week. I believe we're roughly six weeks into the year and I'm still going strong. Only one of those recipes has ended in complete disaster; and that's simply because I was feeling a little overconfident in my culinary prowess and got a little fancy with the recipe. :) Barring that one mishap, everything else has only been OK...until now. My first utterly share-worthy cooking adventure of the year: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III from allrecipes. Really, really good.

***And for those lucky members of my Treat of the Month Club: guard your're not going to want to share these with the kids. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I'm still here. Just a tad bit under the weather; and completely buried under all the to-dos of returning home from vacation. Here are just a few of my favorite moments of our trip:

Who knew that hill in the backyard would be so perfect for sledding?

Hudson experiencing that essential childhood rite of passage: eating snow.

Yes, our snowman had Oreo eyes and cinnamon lips.

Pardon all the snowy pictures as of late, but the last time we played in the snow was this is a bit of a novelty for us.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Because Everything's Cuter on a Onesie

One of my best girlfriends is having her third (third!) San Francisco baby any day now.
Here's the little gift I made for her.

Have a Happy Monday!